If you’re a student studying computer science or a software developer preparing for technical interviews, this practical book helps you learn and review the most important ideas in software engineering—data structures and algorithms—in a way that’s clearer, more concise, and more engaging than other materials. You’ll explore the important classes in the Java collections framework (JCF), how they’re are implemented, and how they are expected to perform.

By emphasizing practical knowledge and skills over theory, author Allen Downey shows you how to use data structures to implement efficient algorithms, and then analyze and measure their performance.

You’ll also:

  • Learn good software engineering practices and modern data structures
  • Get an engaging case study—the design and implementation of a simple web search engine
  • Practice software engineering skills by working on a series of engaging exercises in each chapter

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Interfaces
Chapter 2. Analysis of Algorithms
Chapter 3. ArrayList
Chapter 4. LinkedList
Chapter 5. Doubly-linked list
Chapter 6. Tree traversal
Chapter 7. Getting to Philosophy
Chapter 8. Indexer
Chapter 9. The Map interface
Chapter 10. Hashing
Chapter 11. HashMap
Chapter 12. TreeMap
Chapter 13. Binary search tree
Chapter 14. Persistence
Chapter 15. Crawling Wikipedia
Chapter 16. Boolean search
Chapter 17. Sorting

Book Details

Title: Think Data Structures: Algorithms and Information Retrieval in Java
Author: Allen B. Downey
Length: 155 pages
Edition: 1
Language: English
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: 2017-08-04
ISBN-10: 1491972394
ISBN-13: 9781491972397